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Kehinde Wiley Tries His Hand at Design with a New Artist Residency in Senegal

In June, the American portrait painter will open Black Rock Senegal—a new artist retreat he designed in partnership with local architect Abib Djenne These days, Kehinde Wiley is doing more than just painting in his Brooklyn studio. The famed Barack Obama portraitist is establishing an art studio in Lagos, Nigeria, an artist residency in Dakar, Senegal, and… Keep Reading

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NYC Subway Will Soon Accept Google Pay at Select Turnstiles

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New York City straphangers, rejoice! The city’s subway and bus systems are adding new contactless payment readers to select stations, enabling passengers to pay for rides using their smartphones. Beginning May 31, you’ll be able to purchase a single-use digital MetroCard using Google Pay. The local transportation authority will be rolling out the feature to all…

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Denon DJ Announces First Hardware Integration With Beatport Link

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Beatport’s catalogue will be available for streaming via Denon DJ gear by the end of 2019. Last week, Beatport made a major step forward with the announcement that their new streaming service, Beatport LINK, would be available to users of Pioneer DJ‘s WeDJ mobile app. The online music marketplace has now announced their first actual hardware integration with none other than Denon DJ. By…

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It’s Getting Way Too Easy to Create Fake Videos of People’s Faces

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Samsung researchers developed an algorithm that only needs one source image to create fake videos. Researchers at the Samsung AI Center in Moscow developed a way to create “living portraits” from a very small dataset—as few as one photograph, in some of their models. The paper, “Few-Shot Adversarial Learning of Realistic Neural Talking Head Models,”…

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Skip Phuket and Koh Samui—Go to This Island in Thailand Instead

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When it comes to Thailand’s island destinations, Phuket and Koh Samui are the most well-known options. But with such popularity comes crowds of tourists, and a level of commercialization that takes away from the magic of such a beautiful country. To escape the throngs of visitors, go off the beaten track to a remote hideaway that…

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Taco Bell Is Opening a Hotel and Resort in Palm Springs

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Taco Bell is bringing a hotel and resort to Palm Springs, California.  The fast-food chain, known for its Mexican offerings and hot sauce, will be venturing into the hospitality industry come August, purple bell and all. “From check-in to check-out, The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort reimagines what a hotel stay can be, unveiling a destination…

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Margiela’s “Glam Slam” Is the First It-Bag for Male Influencers

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On Luka Sabbat and Lil Uzi Vert, Margiela’s pillow-like bag makes the hustle look luxurious. Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed some of your favorite advanced style icons wandering around with a giant leather pillow. Earlier this month, paparazzi caught Luka Sabbat on the streets of New York, dressed in his finest communist…

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Meet the Women Who Designed LeBron’s Latest Sneaker

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THE HFR X NIKE LEBRON 16 SNEAKER HITS STORES ON MAY 10TH.  NBA All-Star, Lebron James teamed up with designers Fe Noel, Undra Celeste, and Kimberly Goldson on a remix the HFR x Nike Lebron 16 sneaker that debuted last year. The creative forces updated the style in a spring-ready colorway, retaining its popular silhouette.…

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The Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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For the “Cool” Mom. For the Consummate Host. For the Wannabe Mommy Blogger. If you’ve already purchased those precious Mother’s Day gifts, we figuratively salute you.  But if you kind of forgot about it, rest assured, you are not alone. In fact, we’re right there with you. And with the help of this last-minute gift guide, we can…

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Meet Beabadoobee

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The London Teen Whose First Song Ended Up Being a Homemade Hit. Beabadoobee may have only started playing guitar a little over a year ago, but she was born a songwriter. At first, the artist born Bea Kristi melodies focused on earthly matters: phlegm, for instance, and being chased by a tenacious squirrel. At the time, the…

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